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Science Olympiad: Encouraging Makers in Middle and High School

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Innovations in Advanced Fabrication Technologies

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Page Count

3

DOI

10.18260/p.26144

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/26144

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88

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Christopher P. Pung Grand Valley State University

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Dr. Pung has interests in experiential learning, design processes and student teams.

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Abstract

This abstract is for the maker session.

The 2016 Science Olympiad has several events that require students to design and build an item that meets a certain set of criteria. These air trajectory (object launch), bridge building, an electric vehicle, video game design, time keeping and a robotic arm. The opportunity for students at this level to apply scientific thinking to a problem and then build the solution sets the stage for future application of theory. The display will have one or more items from a science olympiad competition and photographs of others.

Many school districts have science Olympiad teams. Offering to help coach one or more events will always be appreciated. The time commitment will vary with the event. A relatively simple build may be handled with three to four half hour meetings ending with a four hour build event after school hours or on a weekend.

Pung, C. P. (2016, June), Science Olympiad: Encouraging Makers in Middle and High School Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26144

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